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Our list of ten must reads for the preschoolers:
1.    Harold and the purple crayon by Crockett Johnson Theme: Imagination
2.    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Theme: Bedtime
3.    Love you Forever by Robert  Munsch Theme: Parent’s love
4.    Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Theme: First experiences / going to school
5.    Rainbow Fish by Marcus PfisterTheme: Sharing
6.    A story a Story by Gail E. HaleyTheme: Stories of the world
7.    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault Theme:  language (alphabets)
8.    Waiting for wings by Lois Ehlert (also The very hungry caterpillar)Theme: Transformation
9.    Blueberries for Sal by RobertMcloskeyTheme: Family life
10. The Giving tree by Shel SilversteinTheme: Caring / environment

Some favorites for different ages.

Age Group: 0 to 3 years

·         The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

·         Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

·         Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

·         Hug by Jez Alborough

·         Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney

·         Rib and Fuzz by Vineet Krishna

·         Tickle, tickle by Helen Oxenbury


Age Group: 3 to 5 years


·         The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

·         Clown by Quentin Blake

·         That’s How I See Things by Sirish Rao

·         Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

·         Are You my Mother? By PD Eastman

·         The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

·         There’s a Wocket in my Pocket –Dr Seuss

·         Elmer by David Mckee

·         The Little Engine that Could by Watty Pipe

Age Group: 5 to 8 years


·         Dirty Beasts By Roald Dahl

·         Wish You Were Here by Anushka Ravishankar

·         Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

·         Window by Jeannie Baker

·         Water stories from around the world by Radhika Menon and Sandhya Rao

·         Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, retold by Sharon Lerner (Random House)

·         Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst

·         It’s Only a Story by Cathy Spagnoli

·         Fledolin Upside Down by Antje Damm (Katha world library)